Events, Meetings & Announcements


South DeKalb YMCA Green Space Wellness Walkthrough

August 3 - S. DeKalb YMCA - 4pm

Commissioner Larry Johnson and Curtis Winston, Director of the South DeKalb YMCA, are pleased to invite the public and the media on walking tours of the green space in which surrounds the YMCA. With limited availability within the county for parks, walking trails and other outdoor amenities that promote enjoying the outdoors and living healthier lives, the space surrounding the building has a lot of inherent value! Tours are open to the public - hope you can make it.

Commissioner's Council on Parks, Rec. & Greenspace Quarterly Meeting

August 6 - Civic Center - 5:30pm

Attend the first Council Meeting with Interim Commissioner of City of Atlanta's Department of Parks and Recreation, Amy Phuong. Commissioner Phuong will give an update on the state of DPR, including projects and initiatives. The meeting is held in the Atlanta Civic Center from 5:30-7pm.

Fruit and Nut Tree Panel Discussion

August 6 - Kendeda Center - 7pm

Join Trees Atlanta at the Kendeda Center on August 6 for a panel discussion on the hot topic of Fruit and Nut Trees. The expert panel will review their participation in this field of arboriculture and answer questions from the audience. Topics covered will include fruit and nut trees best suited for the Atlanta climate, how to plant these trees, what needs these trees have in the home landscape, and how to ensure ample fruit production.  Fruits and nuts in season will be available to sample. For more information and to reserve your seat, visit the registration page!

Love Your Block Grant Application Deadline

August 8 - 5pm

The City of Atlanta, The Neighborhood Fund, and Hands on Atlanta proudly present "Love Your Block" a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify Atlanta, block by block. Mini-grants of up to $1000 will be awarded for a variety of project proposals, including: creating public spaces, such as a community garden or pocket-park; enhancing greenspaces; streetscaping; graffiti and litter removal; and sprucing up pathways! For more information, visit the "I Am Atlanta" website. Applications are due by 5pm on August 8!

Watermelon Fest Play Day

August 9 - Candler Park - 2pm

PLAY DAY from Atlanta ContactPoint (ACP) is back! Join us August 9 from 2pm onward for a free, fun-filled day of sports, fit­ness, nutri­tion, edu­ca­tion, arts, and sus­tain­able ini­tia­tives where local coaches and orga­ni­za­tions come together to facil­i­tate activ­i­ties, drills and games for var­i­ous sports. On this special Play Day, ACP has teamed up with the Friends of Candler Park to make this day in the park bigger and better than ever! For more details about all the activities happening throughout the day, visit the Play Day website.

South DeKalb YMCA Green Space Wellness Walkthrough

August 9 - S. DeKalb YMCA - Various Times

Commissioner Larry Johnson and Curtis Winston, Director of the South DeKalb YMCA, are pleased to invite the public and the media on walking tours of the green space in which surrounds the YMCA. With limited availability within the county for parks, walking trails and other outdoor amenities that promote enjoying the outdoors and living healthier lives, the space surrounding the building has a lot of inherent value! Tours are open to the public - hope you can make it. Tour start times on August 9 include: 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am and 10am.

Grant Workshop

August 9 - Decatur Library - 10am

This workshop will offer an in-depth guide to the application process for our Small Change Grants, Community Building Grants and Legacy Grants. Park Pride grants range from $1,000 to $100,000 in matching dollars!

ATTENDANCE AT THIS WORKSHOP IS MANDATORY if you plan to apply for a Park Pride grant this year. Grant applications submitted without having attended this workshop will not be considered. Please share this information with other members of your Friends of the Park group. Register today!

PARC Meeting

August 14 - Vine City Park - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Join us along with representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in parks, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. On August 14, we'll gather in Vine City Park at 7:30am. Hope to see you there!

Proctor Creek Watershed Tour

Aug. 16 - Northwest Atlanta - 9am

Part of Park Pride's "Year of Green Infrastructure" and the Parks and Greenspace Conference, this tour will highlight locations within the Proctor Creek Watershed that exemplify the issues of flooding, pollutant generation and public health. These challenges present unique opportunities for their mitigation through the implementation of green infrastructure, investment and policy-focused solutions. The tour will illustrate watershed restoration and green infrastructure as tools for meeting water quality regulations, maximizing public investments in parks, and making improvements in transportation, wastewater infrastructure and neighborhood revitalization. Space is limited - learn more information and register today!

Movies in the Park

August 16 - Adams Park - 8pm

Join Atlanta City Councilmember, Keisha Lance Bottoms, for "Movies in the Park," at Adams Park! This free and family-friendly event will show A Long Walk to Freedom. Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets and come out to enjoy the show! For more information, call 404.330.6054.

South DeKalb YMCA Green Space Wellness Walkthrough

August 16 - S. DeKalb YMCA - Various Times

Commissioner Larry Johnson and Curtis Winston, Director of the South DeKalb YMCA, are pleased to invite the public and the media on walking tours of the green space in which surrounds the YMCA. With limited availability within the county for parks, walking trails and other outdoor amenities that promote enjoying the outdoors and living healthier lives, the space surrounding the building has a lot of inherent value! Tours are open to the public - hope you can make it. Tour start times include: 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am and 10am.

Deadline for Cox Conserves Hero Nomination

August 19 - Online Nomination

Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is proud to present Atlanta's Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces through August 19. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. A judging panel of civic and environmental leaders will select three finalists who will then compete to be named Atlanta's 2014 Cox Conserves Hero. The winner will be chosen through an online public vote. To nominate an environmental hero, visit the Cox Conserves Website.

TreeKeepers 2014

Various Dates - Kendeda Center

TreeKeepers provides practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions  including:  indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations.  Each 3-hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff or community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of the urban forest. Training is for ALL levels. For more information and to register, visit the Trees Atlanta website.

Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Course Charity Scramble

Sept. 8 - Bobby Jones Golf Course - 8am

Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Course, in partnership with the American Golf Foundation and the Bobby Jones Golf Course Ambassadors, invite you and your friends and colleagues to join us in the 2nd Annual Bobby Jones Golf Course Charity Scramble on Monday, September 8. Check-in begins at 8am, and 9am is the shot gun start. A post tournament BBQ lunch will be provided during the awards presentations! For more information and to register, visit the Friends of Bobby Jones website.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Sept 13 - Perkerson Park

To learn more, visit EcoAddendum's Website

Call for Proposals - Parks and Greenspace Conference

Sept. 17 - 5pm

If you wish to submit a proposal to present at the 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference, "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" please review the call for proposals and submit no later than 5pm on September 17, 2014. No late submissions will be considered.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Oct 25 - South Bend Park

To learn more, visit EcoAddendum's Website

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Dec 6 - Tanyard Creek & Cathedral Woods

To learn more, visit EcoAddendum's Website

The Parks and Greenspace Conference

March 23 - Atl Botanical Garden - 8am

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference will be an event not to miss. Under the theme "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" will explore the relationships between parks and their surrounding communities. The conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities. Read more on the Park Pride website!